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Showing posts from November, 2012

Are you "STUCK?"

So my best friend Colin sent me this video the other day. He said he wanted to hire this man to work for us on the LiNC team. I waited a few days and finally took the time to watch this video. I took a few notes, watched it again, and have been watching/listening to it every day now. What I absolutely love about this video is the raw honesty Eric Thomas presents. You can apply this speech to any area of your life you are struggling with. It's like a personal challenge. I bring this to our LiNC blog because I know a lot of you out there are struggling with technology in some way or another. Hopefully this video will inspire you to never give up and keep working to find success.

Looking for a new tool to try?

If you are looking for some new ideas for students to use to create, check out some of these fun tools.  Be sure to share how it goes in the comments section of our blog. These ideas are browser based (explorer, firefox, chrome) and/or app based.

Tool What Can I do? Educreations-iPad app or browser versionCreate and share your amazing video lessons with your iPad or browserCamera-deviceUse the camera on your device to take pictures around a central theme.Video-deviceCreate a video and upload it to YouTube.Toontastic-iPad appA Creative Learning app for the iPad that empowers kids to draw, animate, and narrate their own cartoons and share them with friends & family around the world.Puppet Pals-iPhone, iPod, iPad appCreate your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time!

The Internet of Things

Where is all this technology going?  Will it reach beyond just consuming media and larger screens?

I have talked about how the idea of common everyday things connected to the internet are coming in every possible shape.  Take a look at these three common items that have been altered to allow them to connect to the web.  (I still believe that the next really big thing will be cereal boxes connected to the web.  I know how it sounds.  Just keep reading.)

It is described as the next generation thermostat.  The most amazing part is it learns your behavior and will adjust the temperature as it learns what you like.

There is also considerable energy savings when using this unique product.

The nest is controllable from an app.  No more coming home early to a cold/hot house.


What about all those things that can be connected to the internet?  Your lamp by the front door or that pesky toaster?  Ever turn around and drive home just to check if you have unplugged the curling iron?  Ever g…